Medicine and Surgery

6-year degree course in Medicine and Surgery, entirely taught in English. From the first year, theoretical interdisciplinary modules are integrated with hands-on experience and simulation activities, with clerkships commencing in the 3rd year.

NEW – Double your chances to get into medical school. Admission tests open to last and second-to-last year high school students.

Starting from the academic year 2023/2024, Humanitas University will offer two opportunities per year to take the admission test for the degree course in Medicine and Surgery.

The two sessions for the 2023/2024 intake will be held online on the following dates:

  • 1st test: 16-17 February 2023
  • 2nd test: 9-10 March 2023

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 6 years
Places available: 180 (130 Eu students + 50 Non-Eu students)
Starting in: October
Tuition Fee: 10.000 to 20.000 euro
Location: Pieve Emanuele campus (Milano, Italy)

The MD course in Medicine and Surgery at Humanitas University lasts 6 years and is taught in English. Student can meet up with fellow undergraduates from over 20 countries worldwide. More than the 40% of our students come from abroad. After obtaining a degree in Medicine, graduates can sit the state exam to enrol in the professional register and take the exam to enter a Medical Specialty School.

From the very first year, theoretical and practical competences can be acquired thanks to the multidisciplinary modules combined with practical training and simulation activities, carried out under the guidance of professors and researchers with international experience and 150 doctors, who also work as tutors and members of the teaching community. An International Advisory Board supports the University in its educational and training goals.

Starting from the third year students will start their clinical training at the various Humanitas Hospitals under the supervision of specialised tutors, who follow undergraduates through their clinical practice. Students can also join the Virgilio Program, dedicated to biomedical research. The programme allows for the integration of their curriculum with inter-disciplinary seminars, interactive teaching activities and laboratory experience – one month a year – to enable active participation in scientific research.

Future doctors can also enjoy the benefits of a period abroad thanks to travel grants and the Erasmus programme.

Conferences and seminars with Italian and internationally renowned doctors and researchers are organised to promote cultural awareness and support professional academic growth.

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In this video Naz (Turkey) and Louis (France) share their experiences as medical students at Humanitas University: the key features that make studying medicine at Hunimed unique, typical study and clinical rotation activities, the role of tutors and professors, daily life at Hunimed and special opportunities offered by the university.

The course is a 6-year university programme, taught exclusively in English. From the first year, theoretical interdisciplinary modules are integrated with hands-on experience and simulation activities. Humanitas University can count on an excellent International Faculty including Nobel Prize winners, 70 professors and more than 150 clinical tutors who closely follow students during their training in the hospital. Humanitas Degree allows students to work as medical doctors in the EU and abroad.

Program Structure

The course is characterised by a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to teaching, with a total of 360 credits and 29 exams, distributed into 12 semesters. Among the teaching methods, particular relevance is given to interactive teaching, which mostly consists of group activities coordinated by a tutor.

Examples of such methods are Problem Based Learning, Case Method, Concept Maps and Portfolios.

Teaching and assessment

There are several types of learning activities including core courses, vocational training, elective courses and training activities for the preparation of the thesis (for a detailed description see below).

For each learning activity, students gain a certain number of university credits and a mark awarded on a 30-point scale or pass/fail exam. The minimum passing mark is 18/30. Any attribution of honor, in addition to the maximum mark of 30, is subject to the unanimous assessment of the Commission.

The assessment is performed through written and oral exams and where pertinent through the student’s portfolio. The clinical skills are assessed through OSCE (Objective Structure Clinical Examination). All exams are taken during specific exam periods.

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